The AHL announced on Monday that Rinaldo has been suspended five games for a hit to head on Friday night.
Midway through the second period of the Providence Bruins’ 4-3 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Rinaldo was handed a minor for high-sticking and a match penalty for a check to the head of the awesomely-named Kane Lafranchise.
RInaldo was suspended indefinitely pending a review and has already served two of the five games.
Friday’s game was Rinaldo’s first in the AHL since being waived and demoted by the Bruins earlier in the week.
Rinaldo’s ejection was just one moment in an otherwise forgettable night for the Baby Bruins. Providence blew a 3-1 lead thanks to two goals from the Sound Tigers 14 seconds apart in the final 30 seconds of the third period. In overtime, Bracken Kearns ended things with a penalty shot winner.
Please recall that the Bruins traded a third-round pick for Rinaldo over the summer. He currently has as one more suspension than goals this season in the NHL and AHL combined.
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